A Stunning Staircase for Every Space

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Phoebe Howard Design

 

In many homes, the stairs are the very first thing you see when you walk in the door. 

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J.K. Kling

 

Whether they are simple or ornate, bare or expertly covered, the stairs can set the tone for the experience people will have when they walk through the door. 

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Orrick & Company

 

In that way, the stairs become the perfect place to create a stunning vignette, a shining moment, that helps define the way the home looks, and even more importantly, the way it feels. We love how the curve in this stunning staircase seems to fit this table. It’s the perfect welcome. 

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Peter Pennoyer Architect

 

This absolutely breathtaking architecture takes the staircase to a whole new level. This isn’t a staircase that makes a statement upon entrance, it’s a staircase that is a defining part of the home’s entire scheme. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But as much as we love stairs, residential elevators are pretty cool too, such a luxury for hauling groceries and luggage and, of course, a necessity for many. With a chic carpet and a fun light fixture, they can be fabulous looking too!

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Chango and Co

 

Speaking of lighting, picking the right fixtures is a must for us in the stairwell. Not only is it crucial for lighting the path but it also helps create a chic design scheme in what could be a plain, boring spot.

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Threshold Design

 

From shiplap and classic details that feel perfect for a coastal home,

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Simon Upton via Architectural Digest

 

To more modern touches that further a mood, 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

To even a gorgeous spiral staircase that not only serves a purpose but also accessorizes a space, 

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New England Home Magazine

 

The staircase is so much more than just a utilitarian feature in a home. 

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Tom Scheerer

 

With the right attention, it can become another one of a home’s shining moments.

What is your favorite way to decorate a staircase?

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Slightly South of Simple/The Secret to Southern Charm

In Good Taste: Marshall Watson Interiors

Marshall Watson Interiors entrance with flowers
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

 Pinterest-worthy. That’s what we’d say about Marshall Watson Interior Design

Marshall Watson Interiors dining table
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

With all the choices of things to pin out there these days, that’s a pretty high compliment. 

Marshall Watson Interiors poolside
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

But these gorgeous rooms and outdoor spaces by these user-talented designers are ones we want to remember, take inspiration from and come back to again and again. 

Marshall Watson Interiors porch
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

If we weren’t already having Spring fever (which we are, big time…) then this porch would certainly inspire it. From the lush landscape to the beautiful touches, every element is utter perfection.

Marshall Watson Interiors dining room
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

These banana leaf chairs are some of our favorites! In fact, we have them in the Beaufort playroom!

Marshall Watson Interiors dining table on the porch
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Dining al fresco has never looked so good. Sunflowers add a cheerful burst of color.

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Dark furniture and warm tones make this light-filled room feel super cozy.

Marshall Watson Interiors bedroom
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Just… wow. Does it get more breathtaking?

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

You know we love designers who are versatile, and the eclectic range of looks here is phenomenal! 

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

Soft colors and comfortable textures combine here to create a room that is both comfortable and chic.

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

We just love the feel of this beautiful home!

Marshall Watson Interiors dining room
Photographer: Luke White

 

This is the kind of space where we would like to be dining tonight–or any night. A beautiful vision, perfectly conceived… Well, we’d say that’s what Marshall Watson Interiors is all about! 

For more work from this fabulous designer, you don’t want to miss his new book,  The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors, available now!

We’re celebrating that my new book Slightly South of Simple is coming out in less than one month by partnering with our friends at Minted to host a fabulous $350 giveaway! Enter now!

 

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House Tour: Kent House

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Before the turkey and the stuffing and the family and the football, take a tour of this fabulous Kent House by Anne Decker Architects. We hope you have an amazing holiday. We’d love to see pictures of your beautiful tables!

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Things We Love:Architectural Details

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We’ve always, always loved old houses. Why? For their amazing finishes, of course. The moldings, doors, window casings… Older homes often contain the kind of woodwork that is nearly impossible to duplicate–and, even when it’s possible, is way too expensive to be realistic. 

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In Good Taste:Lucas+Eilers Design

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Good morning, Design Chic readers! We hope you’re having the best day so far. I am recovering from a fun-filled trip to Charleston and Sullivan’s Island, SC for book signings and chatting with some fabulous writers on retreat. I always promise myself I’m going to come home early and get lots of rest… But, well, it’s the weekend, and it’s always so fun!

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Makeover with Moldings

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J.K. Kling

From spring cleaning to a summer spruce and everything in between, we’re always looking for ways to make our space more authentically ours. Sometimes, those simple touches can get stale. Switching up the paint colors, changing around the accessories, replacing the pillows… Those are all great ideas, but redefining a room in a meaningful way is a cinch with molding. A plain, simple staircase and entryway can look generic. The addition of molding adds instant character.

This post is sponsored by our friends at Metrie, but all opinions about their products are our own. 

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